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Italy (Kingdom): War Merit Cross. 1st type (Great War)

Italy (Kingdom): War Merit Cross. 1st type (Great War)


The War Merit Cross (Italian: Croce al Merito di Guerra) is an Italian military decoration. It was instituted on 19 January 1918, by King Victor Emmanuel III

This cross is of the type warded during the Great War, including awards to allied personnel from the British & British Empire armed forces

Basic award criteria eligibility required Italian personnel to have experienced a minimum of one year's combat service, to those who had received the Medal of the Wounded, or to those who, when mentioned for war merit, received a promotion. Also, if an act of valour was deemed insufficient for award of the Medal of Military Valour, the War Merit Cross could be awarded instead

Condition: GVF

Code: 20768

40.00 GBP


Italy: Commemorative Medal for the War of Liberation 1943-45 (Medaglia della Guerra di Liberazione 1943-45). With 1  x clasp '1945'

Italy: Commemorative Medal for the War of Liberation 1943-45 (Medaglia della Guerra di Liberazione 1943-45). With 1 x clasp '1945'


Initially Instituted as a 'War Memorial Badge' (Riband) on 17 November 1948, the award was restyled a Medal by the Decree of 6 May 1959. The basic qualifying criteria was 3 months service, in the uniformed services of the state, or in partisan forces during the 'Anti-Fascist' War. The time element was waived in case of those killed or wounded on active service, or for those decorated for bravery or mentioned in despatches

The 4 x service clasps designated for award with this medal are;

"1943" "1944" "1945" & "1946"

Condition: About EF

Code: 19282

20.00 GBP


Italy: War Commemorative Medal 1915-1918. Type I. No clasp. With makers for 'Sacchini, Milano'

Italy: War Commemorative Medal 1915-1918. Type I. No clasp. With makers for 'Sacchini, Milano'


Fitted with original soiled silk 'moire' riband.

Condition: About GVF

Code: 19061

20.00 GBP


Italy: Africa Campaign Medal 1887-1898. Bronze issue. No clasp

Italy: Africa Campaign Medal 1887-1898. Bronze issue. No clasp

The medal was first instituted in 1894, and made retrospective to include campaigns dating back to 1884

The geogrpahic scope of this campaign medal covered many areas and campaigns that took place in the Horn of Africa, during the colonial 'Scramble for Africa'. Most notable in this period was the ill-fated Italian expedition to Ethiopia 1895.1896, where at the Battle of Adowa,on 1 March 1896 an Italian force of approximately 17,700 men was defeated by the Ethiopians - with the Italians losing an estimated 6394 men killed in the battle (Ethiopian losses are estimated to have been 3867 killed)

Condition: About EF

Code: 19067

85.00 GBP


Italy: War Commemorative Medal 1915-1918. Type I. No clasp With makers marks for 'S. J. Johnson Milano'

Italy: War Commemorative Medal 1915-1918. Type I. No clasp With makers marks for 'S. J. Johnson Milano'


Condition: GVF

Code: 19062

20.00 GBP


Italy: Medal of Merit for Friuli Earthquake 1976. 3rd Class ?Bronze? issue.  2nd type

Italy: Medal of Merit for Friuli Earthquake 1976. 3rd Class ?Bronze? issue. 2nd type

For civilians recommended for their distinguished services in the emergency and humanitarian services rendered after the Earthquake, the medal was awarded as a medal of merit in three classes, and with a distinctive riband with 4 x vertical stripes. Subsequently when the medal was awarded to the uniformed services, the medal was only awarded in bronze grade, and with a riband of 3 x vertical stripes

The medal here offered is in bronze denoting a ?3rd Class? merit award, withfirst type riband, having four vertical stripes (second type ribands have 3 x vertical stripes). The medal is of the second type without designer?s signature on obverse

A scarce seen modern ?Earthquake? emergency medal

Condition: EF

Code: 19053

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Italy: Commemorative Medal for the War of 1915-1918 (Medaglia Commemorativa della Guerra 1915-1918)

Italy: Commemorative Medal for the War of 1915-1918 (Medaglia Commemorativa della Guerra 1915-1918)


This the medal type struck by Societ? Italiana Medaglia of Rome

Condition: GVF

Code: 16261

20.00 GBP